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The Best Managers Aren’t Control Freaks

control freak

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Employees often join startups for the same reason that founders do: to get away from… Read more »


Over 75% of Countries Aren’t Friendly to Women Entrepreneurs [RANKING] 

Dell female entrepreneurship index

In its Gender-GEDI Female Entrepreneurship Index, Dell found that over 75% of 30 countries surveyed don’t have the fundamental conditions for women entrepreneurs. The study took into account local startups scenes, business environments, and women’s aspirations – including things like access to bank accounts, basic legal rights, and gender inequality across industries and management positions. Here’s… Read more »


10 Steps to Simplified Decision Making

Decision making

“When you are inspired by some great purpose…all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new…wonderful world. Dormant faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to… Read more »


This Is What Happens When You Don’t Communicate to Your Team

Communication

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Managing is an art. It’s one of the hardest parts of starting up, because it… Read more »


5 Easy Steps To Help You Disconnect

disconnect

Do you find disconnecting after a long day difficult? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Actually, one study shows that 69% of people find work and personal life practically inseparable. More people admit to finding themselves not only checking email all evening, but “pressing refresh on gmail to see if new work has come in.” This… Read more »


9 Blog and Content Marketing Tools You Will Use Everyday

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Creating content isn’t an easy job, and I’m glad, because then everyone would want to do it. I have been creating quality content for over a decade, and am glad to finally see the focus shifting from quantity to quality all over the Internet. It’s nice that companies have finally become aware that they can’t… Read more »


Marc Nager Reflects on Startup Weekend’s Ramen Noodle Phase 

Marc Nager

Today, merged with Startup America, Startup Weekend now has a core team of almost 60 people at UP Global. Their larger community includes about 7,000 volunteers and an extended network of about 20,000 people. But Startup Weekend was a startup once, too.  “We lived the startup stereotype – ‘ramen noodles’ kind of days for about… Read more »


Marc Nager Explains Startup Weekend’s Secret Mission 

Marc Nager Startup Weekend

According to CEO Marc Nager, a funny thing happened when Startup Weekend started asking participants why they decided to attend. Surveyed before the event, they say they came to build a company. But surveyed after, they say they came to learn. “The learning that we had is [to market] the sex appeal of creating a… Read more »


Should You Hire Fast or Slow?

hire fast or slow

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! As an early-stage startup, how quickly should you be hiring? The traditional advice is to… Read more »




Define Yourself By Your Courage, Not Your Accomplishments 

Courage

Last week, I wrote about Rachel Baker’s struggle to overcome imposter syndrome: “I was absolutely petrified,” she says. “I would come home most nights and cry, thinking, ‘I’m going to be found out, I shouldn’t be doing this.’ It felt almost illegal.” It’s something we all feel, at one time or another. Seattle UX designer Dylan… Read more »


Inside the Company Culture of Insightly: “We’re Not the Typical Bunch of Under-25 Guys” 

Insightly

If you had a one-year-old daughter, could you spend all day without seeing her? Anthony Smith, the founder and CEO of Insightly, doesn’t have to. His company has day care, something you won’t find at many Silicon Valley startups. “We’re not the typical bunch of under-25-year-old guys in a house hacking away 18 hours a day,”… Read more »


How to Outsource without the Headache

Outsource

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Yesterday, I wrote about the pros and cons of outsourcing. If the pros outweigh the… Read more »


Miami-Based HealthCare.com Announces $2 Million in Funding

Funding

HealthCare.com today announced that it raised a $2 million founders round of financing to launch an online health insurance search and comparison engine. The Miami-based startup provides solutions for consumers to compare, customize and save money on their healthcare plans. Currently, it has a list of 1.2 million listing profiles, and it attracts 1 million unique visitors… Read more »


These States Have the Worst Pay Gaps for Women [RANKING]

PayGap

A recent WalletHub survey ranked the Best & Worst States for Working Moms, with Oregon, DC, Vermont, Maine, and New York coming out on top. The survey looked at three areas:  Child care: Day care quality and costs, access to pediatricians, and public school quality  Professional opportunities: Gender pay gap, and the ratio of female-to-male… Read more »